Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salary

Distribution Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $41K annually. Although the larger part have medical coverage and roughly two in five have dental coverage, nearly two in five claim no health benefits at all. Male Distribution Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$23,387 - $85,275
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$23K
$41K
$85K
MEDIAN: $41,329
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$10.00 - $20.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,387 - $85,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
Total Pay (?
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$22,296 - $76,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $20.56  
   
Overtime
$2.30 - $34.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,296 - $76,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers typically work in warehouse settings, so prospective applicants must know how to operate hand trucks, lift trucks, forklifts, and pallet jacks. Generally, a minimum of a bachelor's degree and ten years of functional experience are required for this position.

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Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Tasks

  • Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.
  • Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Distribution Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $34K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $43K. Distribution Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 40%
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